Food Contact Regulations in Asia

As food contact regulations continue to be complex and fast-moving, the third annual event from Chemical Watch welcomes a team of outstanding speakers from around Asia to bring attendees the latest developments across the region.

Registration fee: $895 USD

  1. Registration

  2. Introduction: A reflection of global food regulation trends in Asia: China and beyond

    • An overview of how food contact materials are regulated in Asia, with an emphasis on China, where food contact regulations have been maturing at a fast pace in the past 5 years.  
    • Background on how the Asian governments regulate and ensure the safety of substances that are marketed for use in food packaging applications 
    • A summary of the latest food-contact developments in Asia.
    David J. Ettinger David J. Ettinger
    Partner, Keller and Heckman
  3. Updates from China

    • Current FCM National Standards system in China; challenges and trends
    • Updates of key standards including:
      • GB 21604.1
      • Adhesives
      • Printing inks
    Lei Zhu Lei Zhu
    Director, Food Safety Standard Division I, China National Center for Food Safety Risk Assessment, China
  4. FCM Regulations in China: An industry perspective

    • The status on regulation of FCMs in China
    • A case study from HAVI; how are HAVI doing on the regulation compliance?
    • Challenges and suggestions 
    Linda Zhu Linda Zhu
    Senior Manager, Quality and Compliance, HAVI
  5. Q&A

  6. Refreshments

  7. Updates and overview from Thailand

    Piyatida (Tung) Pukclai Piyatida (Tung) Pukclai
    Asia-Pacific Business Development & Regulatory Policy Lead, knoell, Thailand
  8. Japan: Developments in food packaging regulations

    Eric Gu Eric Gu
    Associate, Keller and Heckman LLP
  9. Taiwan, R.O.C.: Updates and developments

    Peng Cheng Poh Peng Cheng Poh
    Project Management Manager, SGS (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd
  10. Q&A

  11. Lunch

  12. Updates from Australia and New Zealand

    Janine Hall Janine Hall
    Compliance Officer/Food Contact Specialist, AP Colorants, Australia
  13. Overview of food contact materials regulations in the European Union

    • An overview on existing FCM Regulations in EU, for both harmonized and non-harmonized FCM
    • Key requirement by Framework Regulation (EC) No 1935/2004 on all FCM
    • Key aspects of GMP Regulation (EC) No 2023/2006 on all FCM
    • Latest updates on PIM Regulation (EU) No 10/2011 for plastic FCM
    • Petition process to list a new FCM in Union list of Regulation (EU) No 10/2011 – data requirements
    • Guidelines for risk assessment of IAS (intentionally Added Substances) or NIAS (Non-Intentionally Added Substances) present in FCM
    • Challenges in getting a substance listed in Union list or on one of national lists in one Member State in EU
    Ioan Paraschiv, PhD Ioan Paraschiv, PhD
    Group Leader, Global Food & Food Contact Materials (FFCM) Division, Knoell, Netherlands
  14. Q&A

  15. Refreshments

  16. Global food safety trends

    Sylvain Rannou Sylvain Rannou
    NQAC Expert, Packaging Safety & Compliance (PS&C) in AOA, Nestle Quality Assurance Centre
  17. Q&A

  18. Close